Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s) Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Credits Required for Graduation 120
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

Hone Your Technical Skills. Enhance Your Career Prospects.


The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program provides students with the opportunity to develop strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation, and management of information technology systems.

Courses cover the critical technology areas of programming for traditional, Web, and mobile applications, and for networking, database, and information security. This provides the breadth of knowledge needed to develop maintain and support modern applications. In addition, the curriculum includes courses focused on key business areas needed to integrate and manage technology and technology projects in the workplace.    

Graduates of the IT program at the College of Professional Studies have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, abilities, and hands-on skills that are valuable to employers. Through concentration areas, students can focus on skills used in the professional areas of applications development, Web and multimedia design, systems and network administration, database administration, and business analysis.

Format: The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is also available in an 18-month, fast-track format for students transferring into the College of Professional Studies with an associate degree or equivalent credits. For more information, visit our Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Information Technology page.

Career Outlook


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in information technology is expected to grow much faster than average, and job prospects should be excellent.

While the field continues to be very robust, college graduates with expertise in computer network systems, cyber security, and database administration are expected to enjoy the best opportunities.

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Curriculum

Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.

General Foundation Courses (27 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 College Writing 1 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 College Writing 2 Lab 1 s.h.
ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions-Science & Engineering 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Writing for the Professions-Science & Engineering Lab 1 s.h.
MTH 1100 College Algebra 3 s.h.
  Natural and Designed World 3 s.h.
  Engaging Difference and Diversity 3 s.h.
  Interpreting Culture 3 s.h.
PHL 2140
   or
PHL 2100
Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
   or
Business Ethics
3 s.h.


Information Technology Foundation Courses (15 s.h.)

ITC 1200 Operating Systems Concepts 3 s.h.
ITC 2016 End User Data Analysis Tools 3 s.h.
MGT 1100 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
MTH 2400 Technology and Applications of Discrete Mathematics  3 s.h. 


Major Required Courses (24 s.h.)

ITC 2100 Introduction to Programming Java 3 s.h.
ITC 2200 Networking Foundations 3 s.h.
ITC 2300 Database Management Systems  3 s.h.
ITC 2400 Web and Mobile Development 3 s.h.
ITC 4500 IT Project Management 3 s.h.
ITC 4600 Information Security Management 3 s.h.
ITC 4840 Preparation for IT Project 3 s.h.
ITC 4850 Information Technology Project 3 s.h.

 

Major Area Courses (18 s.h.)


Systems Analysis and Design (3 s.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

ITC 2000 Principles of Systems Analysis and Design 3 s.h.
CET 4240 Software Engineering 3 s.h.

Programming (6 s.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

GET 2100 Computer Engineering Programming & Analysis 3 s.h.
CET 2200 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 s.h.
CET 2300 Object-Oriented Programming 3 s.h.
ITC 3100 Advanced Applications Development 3 s.h.
 
Networking (6 s.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

ITC 3220 Mobile and Wireless Networking 3 s.h.
ITC 4200
Network Security 3 s.h.

Human-Computer Interaction (3 s.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

TCC 3450 Writing for the Web 3 s.h.
ITC 1100 Human-Computer Interfaces 3 s.h.
 
Database (6 s.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

ITC 3300 Structured Query Language (SQL) 3 s.h.
ITC 3150 Database Websites with PHP/MySQL 3 s.h.
ITC 3320 Data Warehousing Technologies 3 s.h.
 
Web and Mobile Applications (6 s.h.)

Complete one of the following courses:

ITC 3400 Web Design and Multimedia 3 s.h.
ITC 3150 Database Websites with PHP/MySQL 3 s.h.

  

Major Electives (15 s.h.)

Choose five additional ITC or CET courses.
 

Open Electives (21 s.h.)

 

Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.

 

Optional Specializations

Students may use the Major Electives credits to specialize in the following areas:

Applications Development

Choose five courses not already used to fulfill the Major Requirements:

CET 2200 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 s.h.
CET 2300 Object-Oriented Programming 3 s.h.
ITC 2430 E-Commerce Systems 3 s.h.
ITC 3100 Advanced Applications Development 3 s.h.
ITC 3150 Database Websites with PHP/MySQL 3 s.h.
ITC 3300 Structured Query Language (SQL) 3 s.h.
ITC 3320 Data Warehousing Technologies 3 s.h.
ITC 3400 Web Design and Multimedia 3 s.h.
CET 4240 Software Engineering 3 s.h.

Infrastructure and Security

Choose five courses not already used to fulfill the Major Requirements:

ITC 3220 Mobile and Wireless Networking 3 s.h.
ITC 3250 Unix Systems Administration 3 s.h.
ITC 4200 Network Security 3 s.h.
ITC 4210 Web Server Administration 3 s.h.
ITC 4260 Database Administration 3 s.h.
ITC 4650 Compliance and Risk Issues in Information Technology 3 s.h.

Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $60,480.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.


Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in information technology and improve their aptitude for quantitative methods, programming, web and multimedia design, system and network administration, networking, and security.

Candidates for this program may be interested in pursuing a career in:

  • Computer network, systems, or database administrator
  • information systems scientist or analyst
  • Computer engineer
  • Web or multimedia designer
  • Networking or security specialist

Learning Outcomes

Learning Objectives

  1. Problem solving
    Demonstrate problem-solving abilities that utilize a range of information and communications technologies.

  2. Technology skills
    Demonstrate an ability to use current computing tools and technologies to design and implement a systems component or process that meets requirements.

  3. Communications
    Demonstrate the ability to communicate with a range of groups and individuals to develop a common understanding of the impact of Information Technology solution approaches.

  4. Society and technology
    Demonstrate the ability to analyze ethical, legal, and social impacts of information technologies in a societal and global business environment.

  5. Lifelong learning
    Identify and discuss opportunities for continuing professional development.

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    Sep 19, 2016 (12- and 6-week classes)
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